12 MAY 2020
MESSAGE FROM THE ACRM PRESIDENT
Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. This historic time is affecting our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. In response, ACRM is delighted to announce TWO new NO-RISK registration options for the ACRM 2020 Annual Conference. We ask for you patience and support as we work quickly to finalize details. Please stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon.
ACRM 97th Annual Conference
TWO NO-RISK Options for 2020 Conference Registration
In response to the pandemic, ACRM will offer TWO registration options for the 2020 Annual Conference to meet the needs of ALL ACRM presenters and attendees from around the world:
· IN-PERSON AND
The Core Conference will take place 21 – 24 October 2020. Expect four plenary sessions, hundreds of educational sessions, papers, posters, community meetings, receptions, lecture luncheons, and the ACRM EXPO & Learning Center.
Join the Pre-Conference events 19 – 21 October 2020 for more than three dozen instructional courses, two 2-day brain injury courses (Certified Brain Injury Training: The Official Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) Course, and ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Training, the Early Career Development Course, and the inaugural ACRM Leadership Development Course!
***NO-RISK REGISTRATION: Nothing beats the live experience of the IN-PERSON Annual Conference! Register now in good faith at the Early Bird rate and save up to 40% off. If later you are unable to attend in-person, ACRM will toggle your registration to the VIRTUAL-ONLY option and credit your account for the difference.
For those who choose the IN-PERSON registration option, we want to assure you that physical distancing and other safety measures, following CDC Guidelines, will be fully implemented.
***Choose significant savings with the NO-RISK VIRTUAL-ONLY registration option. If later circumstances allow you to attend in-person, ACRM will toggle your registration to the upgraded IN-PERSON option. You’ll keep your virtual access and pay the balance due.
For those who choose the VIRTUAL-ONLY registration option, we will make our very best efforts to LIVE-STREAM and record all of the educational content with 100s of CME/CEUs for the world’s greatest RECORDED CONTENT offering.
And as a BONUS, all registrants will have online access to recorded content through 30 June 2021.
We are also working on exciting new VIRTUAL NETWORKING opportunities so that attendees and presenters can make meaningful connections before, during, and after the event.
For the first time ever, ACRM will offer both an IN-PERSON TRADESHOW and a VIRTUAL TRADESHOW. If you’re interested in exhibiting, please contact Jenny Richard, +1.703.574.5845.
Working toward a new normal, our goal is to accommodate everyone who needs access to the latest rehabitation research.
- To our esteemed presenters — recording your session will expand your reach and your brand by making your presentation available to countless people from all four corners of the world, especially those who unfortunately will be unable to attend.
- To our attendees who formerly could not attend all sessions of interest—You can now access all sessions virtually through 30 June 2021.
- To those who have always wanted to attend but were restricted by physical and cost constraints—The Conference is now more accessible than ever!
WE’RE RECORDING CONTENT now
ACRM will record content — up to 800 hours-worth — as an alternative for those attendees who cannot attend in-person. We are asking all speakers to record their presentations either before or after the meeting, and we will also make our best efforts to record content on-site. This content will be available with CME/CEUs to paid registrants through 30 June 2021.
LIVE-STREAMING from the conference
To the best of our ability, we also plan to live-stream a number of live sessions.
NETWORKING before/during & after the event
We are also exploring new methods and technologies to permit meaningful engagement and networking among registrants and presenters from anywhere in the world, before, during, and after the conference.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Rest assured that your personal safety is our top priority. We are working hard, along with Hilton Corporate (see how Hilton is defining a new standard here) and Hilton Atlanta to ensure a healthy and safe environment following and exceeding the CDC Guidelines. We are also developing our own Physical Distancing Policies to outline the extra measures we are taking.
If you cannot attend the ACRM Conference in Atlanta for any reason — no worries — the Conference is coming to you as recorded content, live-streaming and networking opportunities.
This Annual Conference will be the best ever — offering the combination of a safe in-person meeting, recorded content, live-streaming, virtual networking, and reaching never-before accessible audiences through our robust Content Dissemination Plan™.
By registering, you’ll have safe, convenient, at-home access to the content online, networking functions, AND your seat will be reserved for the in-person event.
The offerings and methods to access the content and networking plus the pent-up demand for connection — makes this year’s event offering BETTER THAN EVER.
In-person, the conference typically offers 40+ CME /CEUs. ACRM is now offering you the ability to earn 100s of education credits at your convenience.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Call for Scientific Papers and Poster Proposals is OPEN. Submit your content so you can be a presenter at the world’s largest interdisciplinary research event. Remember, abstracts of accepted papers and posters get published in the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
The medium may change but the mission does not. ACRM has always been about inter-professional collaboration and getting the research into practice faster to improve lives and livelihoods. Your participation is needed. You can find your home in 100+ Task Forces and Community Groups.
With the mission of improving lives of those with disabling conditions through interdisciplinary rehabilitation research, the ACRM COMMUNITY is as active as ever. This ACRM community plays a critical role in helping to advance the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and your participation is needed.
The dedicated volunteers working within our ACRM Community Groups are a driving force when it comes to advancing our mission. Each interdisciplinary special interest and networking group is a unique community where dedicated, specialized colleagues work together and collaborate to improve the lives of people living with disabling conditions.
The commitment of each group to support the advancement of evidence-based practice as well as advocate for the public funding of rehabilitation research helps to continually promote high-standards for the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. In times like these, your participation in one or more of these diverse community groups can help you remain committed to the issues you care about most.
Connections matter more than ever. If you are not already a member, please join ACRM now. You are warmly welcomed into any of the more than 100+ groups and task forces.
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ACRM has been the society for physical medicine and rehabilitation since 1923. For nearly a century, we have been your professional home through many challenges and changes. Our community is always stronger together, and we will weather the storm better by supporting each other.
We are STRONGER TOGETHER, and together we will weather this time with the support of our ACRM membership — the professional society of physical medicine and rehabilitation since 1923.
Your support — both financial and intellectual — is critical for ACRM to continue to be the bridge between research and practice.
Register now: ACRMconference.org
Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM
Questions? Contact Member Services: TEL: +1.703.435.5335 EMAIL: memberservices@ACRM.org